Southwest Oregon, October 14, 2020 – With recent rains and temperatures generally cooling over southwest Oregon in the last week, the RRSNF will be reducing fire danger and fire restrictions.
Effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 15, 2020, fire danger across the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will drop to Moderate. Additionally, the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will also decrease to a Level 1 across the entirety of the RRSNF. All Public Use Restrictions are also lifted, meaning that campfires will be permitted across most of the Forest.
Some fire restrictions on campfires remain in effect year-round: Campfires along the Illinois River Road are permitted only in Forest Service-constructed fire rings, and camping or campfires are always prohibited in the Ashland Watershed.
Visitors are reminded to always extinguish campfires completely, and only use campfires in areas free of flammable vegetation.
Area closures remain in place in those areas near ongoing fire suppression efforts for the Slater and Devil Fires, and those closures can be seen on the RRSNF website.